Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 6,000+ practitioners networked across 48 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a supertall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
As an Intern, you will join Gensler for a part-time (20 hours/week), paid internship opportunity, beginning approximately September 2019 and ending June 2020.
As a member of the Gensler Research Institute, the GIS Intern will work on the Cities Design Index Team, a cross-disciplinary team that includes designers, architects, planners, economists and technologists, to generate new insights and knowledge that extends beyond a single building to communities, neighborhoods, and cities. You will be part of a major strategic initiative in shaping the future of cities.
What You Will Do
Provide GIS and research-related assistance and support to the Cities Design Index team
Analyze and visualize various GIS datasets (open and proprietary) for 50+ global cities
Create maps and automate projects utilizing ESRI products, displaying geospatial data, including demographic profiles, economic data, social media data, and survey response data
Compile economic, demographic, building/property, transit data from a variety of sources
Support the Gensler Research Institute in the production of basic mapping content for research analyses, presentations, and publications
Undergraduate or graduate student with studies in geography, GIS, urban studies, urban planning, or related
Understanding of cities and awareness of major issues that impact cities
Ability to both work independently and collaboratively in a team
Superior creative writing written and oral communication skills
High-level analytical and problem-solving skills and strategic-thinking capacity
Passion for urban data, cities, and the issues facing cities
Motivated, proactive, and resourceful
0-2 years professional and/or academic experience managing and analyzing GIS data
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
High proficiency in ArcGIS and related software preferred
High proficiency in python and model builder to automate tasks preferred
Emphasis on Google Earth/Maps
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Products- Fireworks, Photoshop preferred
Working knowledge of KML, HTML, SQL, R, Python preferred
Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.